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Interviewing Philippine Internees 1945


Published 1945


BPR 1083 Interviewing Philippine Internees 1945
War Department Bureau of Public Relations film, no. 1083

National archives description: "Each reel shows U.S. POW and civilian internees, recently released from Japanese camps in the Philippines, being interviewed. In addition, reel 1 shows facilities in a hospital tent and nurses taking temperatures; reel 2 shows cases of jungle rot; reel 3 shows explosions in Manila as pockets of Japanese resistance are mopped up, and liberated civilian internees mingling with U.S. troops in the streets of the city; reel 4 shows an officer, in the course of interviewing an internee, diving for cover as an artillery shell explodes nearby; reel 5 shows internees being transported by truck to an airfield where they are loaded on planes bound for the U.S., and internees explaining how articles were hidden from the Japanese in wooden legs and radio sets; reel 6 shows U.S. troops advancing through a town and along a road, internees being evacuated from a camp by truck and amphibious vehicle, and the sick and injured being transferred from such vehicles into ambulances; and reel 7 shows a girl duet singing to the liberated internees."
National Archives Identifier: 13722

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Run time 63 minutes 56 seconds
Producer United States. War Department
Audio/Visual sound, black & white
Language English

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